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2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2016
Jewellery Design
2010
Graphic Novels
2010
Graphic Novels
C
2012
Product Design
2012
Product Design
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2010
Graphic Novels
2006
Furniture Design
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
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2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2001
Landscape Design
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2008
Lighting Design
K
2012
Product Design
2003
Graphic Design
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2002
Fashion Design
2016
Jewellery Design
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2012
Product Design
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
M
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2010
Graphic Novels
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2003
Graphic Design
P
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
R
2016
Jewellery Design
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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2016
Jewellery Design
W
1996
Furniture Design
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
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Studio Swine

Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation - Shortlisted 2017

Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami set up Studio Swine in 2011. Their practice focuses on developing an engaging approach to sustainability through materials innovation hand in hand with unique, captivating stories.

Groves and Murakami’s process often involves the construction of machines. For their Sea Chair project (2011), they made devices for collecting the plastic pellets found on beaches, as well as a series of furnaces for melting the plastic to turn into ‘sea chairs’. This won them the RCA Sustain Award in 2011. Similarly, Can City (2013), involved a mobile furnace on the streets of Sao Paulo that could melt discarded aluminium cans to make moulds and items - like stools - on location, turning the street into an improvised manufacturing line.

The Hair Highway project (2014) explored the potential of human hair as a sustainable alternative to hardwoods and animal horn, combining it with resin to form a durable composite material that can make a multitude of objects from sunglasses frames and vases. It exhibited at Ideas in Action, Shanghai Art & Design Biennale (2016) and Brave New World at Lodz Design Festival, Poland (2014).